The 3Com OfficeConnect Wireless 108 Mbps 11g Cable/DSL Router is a high-speed, affordable, and easy-to-use small office solution boasting eXtended range (XR) technology that enables up to 253 (64 wireless) users to securely share a single cable or DSL Internet connection. Wireless LAN users can connect at speeds of up to 108 Mbps and at distances up to 400 feet-almost 9 times faster than 11b wireless speeds. And the wireless router is backward-compatible with 11b wireless clients, preserving existing wireless network investments. Featuring eXtended range(XR) technology this router facilitates longer range connections, providing single access point coverage in home networks, eliminating dead spots in corporate wireless LANs, and provide outdoor coverage of up to two times the distance of last generation competing WLAN solutions.
OK, needs better Tech Support and docs9/25/2007
Totally happy with buy.com. Not so happy with 3COM. I have a 3COM Office connect travel router that has worked very well so I got this for my home when an old router died. The router works fine as a basic router. The antennas are not detachable to enable use of a higher gain or directional antennas. I was going to use an old access point to set up a repeater using WDS but there was a complete lack of info in the documentation on WDS setup. I contacted 3COM tech support and they provided a password protected link to a new firmware release but no documentation. I contacted them again and got a word file with instructions and the comment that they recommend only using WDS between 2 identical 3COM routers. I expected better support and features for the price.